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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS



Hello Everyone....

My title explains the images name for my card today for....
                                 FLUTTER BY WEDNESDAY

Another Wednesday has arrived and with it a new challenge at FBW...an open challenge...anything goes, just remember to use your Fairy or butterfly..



For my card I used this beautiful image by Selina Fenech
"All I want for Christmas"...such a moving image and so beautiful to colour...easy..

Coloured with pencils and glittered up wings, tiny pearls added to the little gnomes crown and collar..

A memory box border die and little pearls added to that too...

The papers are MME -'Howdy Doody'



The tatting is from 'My Lady'...it is very old and she gave me quite a lot of it..



This is the side view...decorated inside too..

And since I'm showing the tatting...I will show you the lace that she also gave me...

After the war 'My Lady' stayed at a boarding house and met a French woman in her late 50's who used to work for the English Ladies as a 'Ladies maid'...she taught the ladies of the house French and made all her own lace...these were given to my Lady in friendship...and now she has passed them onto me...they are probably over 100 years old....and very beautiful....just to feel them, and the fine details..



There you go....this is all handmade by "Gabrielle"....'My Ladies' friend...



The tatting on my card was made by her too...as there was so much of it...I used some.

Lovely isn't it...

Well, thanks for stopping by..trying to catch up after loosing the silly internet....I'll get there...hope you are having a fabulous week....hard to beleive how fast the time is going...at least I'm all ready for the big day...phew..

Luv CHRISSYxx





21 comments:

Caroline said...

Beautiful card Chrissy the image is so cute and the layout is so pretty. Love the colours. Caroline xxx

Susan Flynn said...

What a super image Chrissy coloured beautifuly as always and the DP is really pretty. The lace is gorgeous you can't imagine anyone being able to make that by hand - how clever! Hugs Susan x

aussie aNNie said...

How gorgeous and that tatting, oh lucky you how lovely. Very fine and delicate and makes your card equally so....absolutely beautiful image and als a bit sad....great colouring in too...xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Your card is gorgeous Chrissy. I love the sweet image and pretty colours.
The lace looks stunning, so fine and delicate. I must have taken ages to make.
hugs Sue

Doreen said...

This is beautiful Chrissy,love the image and fabulous colours....Beautiful delicate lace.xxx

Pop's Cards said...

I love this sweetie absolutely perfect hugs Pops x

Mary J said...

A beautiful card, Chrissy! Love those papers and border die!

Shirley-anne said...

Hi Chrissy .love the whimsical image . paper is nice and the diecut green base is awesome .The tatting and lace would be a treasured gift ..
Shirley-Anne

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Chrissy, I like the image and the lace border, All that lace is absolutey beautiful.
Kevin xx

Karen said...

I love this honey! So very sweet.
#Hugs,
Karen.xx

Marilyn said...

Beautiful Chrissy and doesn't the little troll look so sad? Love the glittery wings and yes, that lace is gorgeous!

heidy said...

Oh what a beauty Chrissy and what a clever lady,making this lace,it's so verry pretty!!
XXX Heidy

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card sweetie loving the image & the lace is so so beautiful hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Michaela said...

Gorgeous card, Chrissy. I absolutely LOVE it!!! Fantastic rose paper and I have just fallen in love with this image you used.
Michaela xx

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow Chrissy!! This is such a gorgeous card!! Love your lace and the sparkle on her wings!! :) Thanks for sharing!! Have a happy day! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki*
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coops said...

so stunning chrissy.i love your fabulous colours and really gorgeous image and lace :D

xx coops xx

Anita Houston said...

Been perusing your blog...fabulous card making! You are so detail oriented. Love your coloration here! Fab work!

Danni said...

Wonderful card! Love the tatting, so pretty!

Denice said...

What a unique image...you colored it beautifully! The card you created is gorgeous! Wonderful Chrissy!
:Dxx

UTs Hobby Time said...

Pretty card and beautiful image.

Lisa M said...

That image is precious! The eyes on there are wonderful and your coloring brings so much character to them. Beautiful work and I'm so thrilled to finally see the lace. That story alone is wonderful but the lace...what a treasure you've been given with so much history. :)
still hugging, LOL..
Lisa xx